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Fecteau Aviation / A. Fecteau Transport Aerien

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Is there anyone out there who was connected with Fecteau Aviation Ltee or A. Fecteau Transport Aerien Ltee. back in the 1960s? I'm trying to find out about their Otters and Beavers. Unfortunately there's very little on the internet, and most of what is there is French, which I don't speak.

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I once flew the line alongside an older gentleman who flew a -2 for Fecteau...

Arthur apparently used a stop watch to "time" his drivers as they taxied and "warmed up" their engine every morning.

As the story goes, anyone who wouldn't do so for 10 mins got shit canned.

To this day, that story alone makes me very conscientious of a proper warm up every morning at work....

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I work with a gentleman who worked over there for a long time as a pilot & dispatcher.
He happens to have a very good memory.
Send the specifics by PM and I'll forward them to him.
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I also flew with a fellow, who flew for old Joe. If my memory serves me right, Dehavilland approached him about a new STOL bush plane. Joe told them he had to be able to roll fuel drums inside it. They came back with the beaver. Joe was a stickler, better have a sea anchor on board before taking off!!
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I Remember my old man flew Beaver CF-JKH and CF-GCT, and Otter CF-LGA.
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Hi Trevor,
I worked for Fecteau Sept 1971 through to 1973. Beaver, Otter and DC-3.
Flew all of their Otter Fleet as relief pilot one week on each one.
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Hi Trevor
Not sure you will reply or any followers
I stationed out of Fecteau air base in Chibogamau back in 1971-1972
Makes me sound old when I write that
I was a summer student working for. Noranda Mines as a prospector
Flew up to the 3 major rivers before they were damned for the hydro dam plant
Just wondering if you remember anyone up there at that timeframe
Trying to track down aScottish man , mine you we were both 17-18 years old
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